Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions that we most frequently get asked:

What time does school start and finish?

School opens its doors for pupils at 8.45am. and registers are taken at 8.55 am. Pupils arriving after the doors close at 8.55am must enter the school through Reception and go to the office to be registered. The school day finishes at 3.15pm for KS1 pupils and 3.25pm for KS2 pupils.

What should I do if my child is too ill to come to school?

If your child is ill, it is the responsibility of you as a parent to inform the school . A telephone call, e-mail or note to explain an absence is necessary; otherwise an unauthorised absence will be recorded. E-mail Telephone 01329 234016.

My child has had a stomach bug, when should they return to school?

If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea they should not attend school until they have been free of the illness for 48 hours.

Can the school give my child medication?

We will give prescribed medication if it is to be administered four times a day. Under these circumstances we would give your child their medication at lunchtime once you have completed an Administration of Medicines and Treatment Consent form. (These are available from the school office or by downloading a form below).

If your child has been prescribed medicine three times a day the PCC recommend that it is administered before and after school and just before bedtime. Please note we are unable to give non-prescribed medication.

Parental Agreement for Harrison Primary School to Administer Medicine

Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has launched a new online service so parents can check their eligibility for free school meals themselves.  This self service option is available at:

Should my child come to school today?

The School Health website offers some very useful information on various health issues. There is a link on this website on the right hand side called ‘Should my child go to school today?’.